The Marketing and Media Relations (MMR) Department is the marketing communications arm of Millikin University and the primary source for any Millikin-related news. MMR collaborates with the Millikin University community in order to effectively reach key audiences:
- Prospective students
- Current students
- Members of the Decatur community and surrounding areas
We use platforms such as media relations, the Millikin website, social media, and TV/radio/print/digital advertising to effectively communicate not just the Millikin "brand" but the general highlights and events that make Millikin stand out as a leading higher education institution.
Responsibilities & Services
Other responsibilities of the Marketing and Media Relations Department include managing the University’s multimedia marketing and advertising efforts, endeavors that are primarily based on solid market research and a strategic plan of action. The department is also responsible for handling inquiries from the media and the public, writing and distributing press releases, and writing and editing copy for other various University publications.
We encourage you to contact us should you require assistance in meeting any of your marketing or media-related needs. We can also provide consultation and help devise a strategic plan for reaching your department's target audience. To place information on digital signage contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Graphic and web design
- University web development
- Publicity for events and other news-worthy items
- Marketing consultation
To submit a request to the Marketing and Media Relations for an upcoming project, campaign or event use the link below.
Millikin Camp and Conferences - If you are scheduling a Millikin camp or conference please remember that the first step in proper promotion and advertising is ensuring that you have confirmed space to host your event. Contact email@example.com or visit the 25Live tab in myMILLIKIN to request space and receive confirmation of your request before advertising or promoting your event.
Millikin University Website
The Marketing & Media Relations department provides training and support for the Millikin website. We hold bi-annual training sessions as well as one-on-one training upon request. In order to maximize Millikin's online presence, it is important to make sure all site content is up-to-date. Marketing is asking all the departments to take ownership of their content and to review and make updates as needed. If you need assistance making updates to your web pages, please contact your department's web liaison.
To upload your biographical information to your faculty and staff page, login to myMILLIKIN, click Tools > My Profile and enter your information in the pop-up window provided. Once entered, it typically takes up to 24 hours to update to the website.
Media at Millikin University
Millikin's Media Relations Office works with the media to suggest story ideas, distribute information on campus events, share news about student and faculty achievements, and respond to questions.
For the Media
Media Relations is the chief source for information about Millikin University, in addition to serving as the liaison for communication between the campus and the public. It is also responsible for telling the Millikin story through various medium to enhance the university’s brand throughout the region, state, and nation.
For the Millikin Community
Media Relations is available to assist you in reaching the public with news from your department, using local, state, national and international media. It is housed within the Office of Marketing and Media Relations. Please contact Director of Media Relations & Publication Dane Lisser with story ideas or requests from the media at 217.420.6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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